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Starting my MultiMedia project

Howdy Folks,

I started work on my multimedia project, with audio/video tidbits and some 3D graphics creations, that I plan to make exclusivly with 68k MacOS tools. If anyone has some hints to offer, I am open for "best tools" suggestions. And I'll be posting my own experiences in this thread, if anyone is interested.

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Nothing helpful to add but interested in your experience! I still use my old Macs for various tasks other than gaming, too. Always interested to hear what other do / accomplish with their gear Smile

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Thus far I have made excellent work of StrataVision 3D, but I am looking for something with more technical jazz. So I downloaded the *entire* 3D & Raytracing section for 68k from the Garden and will now go through each and every app, stepp by step.

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Even though I collect more copies of Director than any life form should find reasonable, I don't have much to offer by way of recent personal experience.

As far as who does have recent personal experience, Pinot W. Ichwandardi on Twitter has made an entire music video using Director 3 from this site, and he's had experience with Swivel 3D and other packages on a compact Mac that he does animation work on with his kids.

Perhaps consider reaching out to him? There's an entire universe of Mac enthusiasts on Twitter, Mastodon, and other social networks that forums and mailing lists barely touch... a different audience.

Besides that. I recall cbone had good things to say about MovieWorks, an easier looking package. mrdav recently found a copy of an early version of mTropolis, an Adobe Ventures funded Director 5 competitor that was used to make Obsidian and Muppet Treasure Island.

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Do you have a URL for that video? I'd love to see what's still possible with the good old programs. Some of those user interfaces and sample images look gorgeous. But on the other hand PovRay for example has been a big dissapointment

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It's his current pinned tweet, the first one on the page that's an embedded video.

I'm not in a great place to capture that, but I can describe it. It's the Twenty One Pilots lyric video for a song called "Level of Concern".

Since it's filming between multiple Macs from an external camera, it's hard to miss that it's running on a compact.

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The vids in his tweet are more animated clipart. And they were generated on Mac SEs. But I want realistic videos, "electronic images" as the docu in one raytraycing product line called it. And I think I can get that done with Basilisk-II in Quadra mode.

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As it stands now (got a few more apps to try) a newer version of Strata Vision will most likely be my pick. The competing apps are powerfull, but almost none of them got an intuitiv UI. Again I find my assumption confirmed, that the ergonomic design of user interfaces came last on the minds of most software engineers. Something that in today's world stands front and center.

There was a time when being a Geek was an assumed pre-condition for owning a computer. I find that to be the biggest change in software development since - and while its not always a good thing to "dumb down" user interfaces, its never a good idea to overload them.

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I downloaded v5 of Strata Vision and god damn is that thing fast! I wonder, should I dare to really try and use it for rendering larger animations? Or will I grow old and bald before they finish?